SOUTH FLORIDA HUNGER COALITION
We work to eradicate hunger by acting as a resource and convener for hunger-related initiatives and programs
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  • Malnutrition can severely affect a child's intellectual development. Malnourished children often have stunted growth and score significantly lower on math and language achievement tests than do well-nourished children.
  • Lack of dietary diversity and essential minerals and vitamins also contributes to increased child and adult mortality. Vitamin A deficiency impairs the immune system, increasing the annual death toll from measles and other diseases by an estimated 1.3 million-2.5 million children.
  • Six million children under the age of 5 die every year as a result of hunger.
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For immediate,confidential assistance
call the Broward County2-1-1 hotline, by simply dialing 2-1-1. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you will be directed to the nearest emergency food or social service agency in your area.

​Contact 2-1-1 for the location nearest you.Or go online http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida.





Food Insecurity in South Florida

Palm Beach County
Food Insecure-Overall199,460
Percentage14.7%
Food Insecure-Children60,340
Percentage22.2%
Annual Food Budget Shortfall$117,489,000

Broward County
Food Insecure-Overall281,940
Percentage15.5%
Food Insecure-Children81,710
Percentage20.6%
Annual Food Budget Shortfall$162,796,00

Miami-Dade County
Food Insecure-Overall293,070
Percentage11.3%
Food Insecure-Children119,750
Percentage21.8%
Annual Food Budget Shortfall$172,267,ooo


*2014 Feeding America “Map the Gap Project,” supported by The 
Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Nielsen, and the ConAgra Foods Foundation.